Mónica Ábrego Headlines Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Latin Fire’

By David Salazar

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is set to present “Latin Fire” on Dec. 30, 2022 at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, Illinois.

The showcase will be headlined by soprano Mónica Ábrego and will also star trumpeter José Sibaja. Enrico Lopez-Yañez conducts.

The program will include such songs and works as “Bésame mucho,” “Estrellita,” selections from “Carmen,” and other Latin American favorites.

Ábrego made her debut at Carnegie Hall back in 2003 for the Pacific Opera Encore and has performed with such organizations as San Diego, Colorado, Iowa, Key West, Delaware, La Jolla, Aguascalientes, and Bulgaria Symphony Orchestras, as well as Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra.